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#1 rigel123

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 08:29 PM

Seeing was predicted to be pretty poor and they were spot on today despite a gorgeous, cloudless sky!  I did manage some shots and I got 17 minutes in on a prom animation before seeing got so bad I wasn't sure if I was imaging the sun or a rotary saw blade!  It didn't help that it was in the 20's with a blustery wind either!

 

Full disk with surface inverted for a bit more contrast

 

Full-Disk-1-8-2020.jpg

 

One of the nicer proms

 

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Short Prom animation of another prom set:

 

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:12 PM

Lovely disc Warren, so nice to see bits of activity all over again!

 

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:14 PM

Thanks Marty, I know, sorry those filaments had shrunk so much, I had forgotten how 3D they can look!



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:16 PM

it looks like he wants to wake up.
beautiful photo.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 11:34 PM

it looks like he wants to wake up.
beautiful photo.

We can only hope!  Thanks!



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:25 AM

Warren very nice image.  I can't help but wonder doesn't that prominence belong on the NE limb? Not that it really matters.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:51 AM

Warren very nice image.  I can't help but wonder doesn't that prominence belong on the NE limb? Not that it really matters.

Thanks Dan, I think you are correct, I tried to make sure that the full disk was oriented the correct way and may have forgotten to correctly rotate the prom images.  Typically I have rotated my closeups and animations in the past so that they are presented with the prom at the top of the image just so it is easy to look at rather than on the side, upside down, etc. where they are relative to where Gong shows them.  Something I’m trying to improve upon!

 

And I think the animation needs to be flipped to the Northwest corner, sheesh!😜


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:08 AM

When the temps are down, Warren, do you heat the blocking filter in some way. If so, does it make a difference?

 

These are great, by the way ... as usual.


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 12:13 PM

Very nice Warren always a pleasure to see your posts.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 06:47 PM

Great post Warren. You guys up North are tough, crazy or obsessed. My whimpy behind can't stand to be outside at 65F. I take it you use your Lunt LS 60 for all your images and animations? Ever have a problem with Newton's rings? It only happens when I use a barlow. I have a tilt adapter, sometimes it helps, others it doesn't.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:16 PM

When the temps are down, Warren, do you heat the blocking filter in some way. If so, does it make a difference?

 

These are great, by the way ... as usual.

Thanks Belt!  No, I don’t use anything to heat the blocking filter.  I did try using one of my dew heater straps wrapped around the BF after reading about others heating theirs but I really didn’t see any difference in contrast.

 

Very nice Warren always a pleasure to see your posts.

Thanks Mike!

 

Great post Warren. You guys up North are tough, crazy or obsessed. My whimpy behind can't stand to be outside at 65F. I take it you use your Lunt LS 60 for all your images and animations? Ever have a problem with Newton's rings? It only happens when I use a barlow. I have a tilt adapter, sometimes it helps, others it doesn't.

Thanks John!  I'm fine at temps 25 and above as long as it isn’t windy and I have my trusty stocking cap on!  Yes, all HA is with my LS60 tilt tune, sometimes in SS and other times DS, depending upon whether there are nice surface features or not.  If I am simply doing a prom animation I just use it in SS mode.  I definitely have issues with Newton Rings particularly when DS and with a Barlow.  I have tried a tilt adapter and I also try flats but still struggle with them at times.



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:20 PM

Seeing was predicted to be pretty poor and they were spot on today despite a gorgeous, cloudless sky!  I did manage some shots and I got 17 minutes in on a prom animation before seeing got so bad I wasn't sure if I was imaging the sun or a rotary saw blade!  It didn't help that it was in the 20's with a blustery wind either!

 

Full disk with surface inverted for a bit more contrast

 

attachicon.gifFull-Disk-1-8-2020.jpg

 

One of the nicer proms

 

attachicon.gifProm-1-8-2020.jpg

 

Short Prom animation of another prom set:

 

get.jpg?insecure

 

Warren, what processing program/s do you use on you disc images?



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:39 PM

Warren, what processing program/s do you use on you disc images?

I use Autostakkert 3 for aligning and stacking, ImPPG for sharpening (every once in a while I still use Registax 6 to compare as sometimes I like how those turn out better, not sure why!) and PS CC for final cropping, sharpening, anything else I want to do like black out the disk, make a GIF, etc.


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:04 AM

Looks great Warren.


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